lookingglass theatre Lookingglass Theatre Guide

(credit: lookingglasstheatre.org)

The Particulars

Theatre & Box Office
821 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Administrative Offices
John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Ave
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611

About The Theatre

On June 14, 2003, Lookingglass Theatre Company opened the doors of its new home in the Water Tower Water Works building and ushered in a new era of theatre in Chicago. Designed by Morris Architects | Planners, Inc., the project involved the conversion of existing space within this landmark to a flexible, state-of-the-art performance facility housing two theaters and associated public and performer support space such as lobbies, dressing rooms and concession areas.

The main stage allows Lookingglass to reconfigure the stage and audience seating as dictated by the needs of each production, allowing for a maximum capacity of 270 persons, 60 of whom may be seated at the balcony level. There is a multi-purpose studio space, used for theater presentations, special events, classes, rehearsals and intimate performances.

Information courtesy of: www.lookingglasstheatre.org


Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company is the proud recipient of this year’s top Tony Award for regional theaters. As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, Lookingglass becomes the fifth Chicago company to win the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Lisa Fielding/ CBS Chicago
Read more: Lookingglass Theatre Thrilled About Regional Tony

More Accolades:

The home of David Schwimmer and Mary Zimmerman.  Joey Slotnik and Laura Eason.  Chris Jones of  The Chicago Tribune reported today that The Lookingglass Theater has won the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.  When you consider their body of work and distinctive style, you are welcome to say, “It’s about time.”

Lin Brehmer/ WXRT
Read more: Lookingglass Theater Wins Tony


Whether you’re 18 or 18 months, classes at the Lookingglass focus on a collaborative approach to storytelling and theatre.

Classes and programs offered:

  • Studio Class Series
  • Summer Camps
  • Programs For Educators
  • Birthday Parties
  • Young Ensemble
  • Lookingglass History

(credit: NoMI)


Here are a few of the Lookingglass Theatre’s restaurant partners.

The Park Hyatt Chicago, Seventh Floor
800 N. Michigan Ave.
(312) 239-4030

Visit NoMI before the show and enjoy a three-course dinner for $48. The Lookingglass Martini is available after you see the show. Simply provide your ticket stub after the performance

Il Mulino
1150 N. Dearborn St.
(312) 440-8888

$40 three course prix-fixe menu including a glass of Prosecco or traditional Italian Bellini available any show day from 5 – 7pm.

Espression by Lavazza
Adjacent to the Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton St.
(312) 640-2440

Complimentary espresso or coffee and a scoop of gelato the evening of the show.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago


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